This species produces a shrubby perennial which is semi-evergreen and will spread by creeping rhizomes. The foliage is rich green and, throughout the early summer and early autumn, it will bear bright red flowers.
Common problems with Sage
How to propagate Sage
Propagate shrubs and sub-shrubs by softwood, semi-ripe or basal cuttings in mid-summer.
Sow seed of half hardy annuals under glass in early spring and of fully hardy species outdoors in mid-spring.
You can propagate perennials by division in the spring.
Other uses of Sage
Grown for their tubular, 2-lipped, often brightly coloured flowers and aromatic foliage. Leaves of some species may be used for flavouring foods. Suitable for coastal conditions.